US Dept. of Transportation said Wednesday that tarmac delays continue to decline at US airports since the 3 hr. tarmac delay rule went into effect in April (ATW Daily News, Oct. 13). According to data released by DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, only four flights in September experienced tarmac delays of more than 3 hr., down from six flights in September 2009, with only a slight increase in the rate of canceled flights. BTS data showed all four flights involved delays ...

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